Cubs’ Ben Zobrist awaiting resolution on cleat controversy
CHICAGO (AP) Ben Zobrist says he’s awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport’s uniform regulations.
The Chicago Cubs infielder says baseball needs a ”consensus from the teams” and players have to come to one. He says he expects an agreement in a few weeks, but warned players have some ”freedom” for now.
Zobrist has worn black cleats for days games at Wrigley Field to honor the game’s past. He posted a letter from the league on Instagram two weeks ago citing him for violating regulations requiring at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player’s shoes be the club’s designated primary shoe color – blue for the Cubs.
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